Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Autumn Fruits and Berries


It is harvest time for raspberries at the allotment at the moment and, after a slow start, it seems to be a good season.  This year for the first time I am making Raspberry Wine. I have also made Raspberry Tags.
I used watercolour paper for my tags.  On the first I painted around the edge of the tag with raspberry juice using a raspberry as a sponge/brush. On top of this I have put the instructions for making Raspberry Wine. 

On the other side there is a list of ingredients and a fruit teabag envelope.  I put the teabag in the wine! 
 I will keep the sachet of yeast in the envelope till I need it.
The other tag has been soaked in raspberry juice overnight then left to dry in the sun. It still has bits of dried raspberry on it.  I am using this tag to make notes of any changes I make to the recipe, because I never follow a recipe exactly.  I’ll include dates, etc. so that if this turns out to be wonderful wine I’ll know how to make it again.

Both tags are tied with a raspberry pink ribbon and will be tied to the neck of the demijohn when I do the next stage tomorrow. 
I’m off now to see what you’ve all been making with your autumn fruits.  Thank you as always for your encouraging comments on my Circus tags, I appreciate them all.  To see one more Circus tag, go to my Creativity Abounds blogspot to see another sparkly creation!   Cheers!
Bye for now,
Jane xx

20 comments:

  1. This is a fun tag, must smell nice too! Valerie

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  2. Gorgeous colour achieved. Good luck with the wine :0)

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  3. Ooh, raspberry wine - sounds fab!
    A great idea for this weeks tag - I love the little envelope and the beautiful raspberry pink colour you've achieved. Good luck with the wine!

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  4. Great idea, I never gave it a thought, but as Valerie says, the smell bust be delicious! Lovely tags..x

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  5. Every looks so pretty Jane,
    I love the idea of raspberry wine ;D
    A great idea to write notes on the tags...I'd need them too :D

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  6. Very pretty tags and I love the thought of raspberry wine..yum!

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  7. How cool to make the perfect tag to put on your fine vintage! Hope it tastes as good as it sounds.

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  8. Raspberry wine, how delicious! The tag looks good enough to eat/drink too! I like the way the tag is functional as well as pretty.
    Jane x

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  9. What a pretty colour and such a clever idea

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  10. HIC ! Wot a luverly taaag HIC

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  11. Interesting! I've never heard of Raspberry Wine, but it sounds wonderful. Blessings!

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  12. Mmm - raspberry wine, that sounds delicious!! I have been making damson gin. Love the ideas you have had for your tag. Carolyn x

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  13. What a clever and interesting tag..and liking the sound of raspberry wine!! ;) Jan

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  14. Great idea to use natural colours, and I love the little tea bag envelope! Hope the wine turns out well.

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  15. Wonderfully interesting and supremely useful tags.

    Fond regards

    Pat x

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  16. Love how you have used the berries to colour the card.Brilliant and very visual idea. Hugs Mrs A.

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  17. Wow Jane what a creative and beautiful colored tag, love that you used a teabag envelope, great idea with the recipe.
    Anni

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  18. Nice idea for a tag, raspberry wine sounds delicious!

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  19. What a great tag to satisfy all the senses - love the smell of raspberries fresh and while they are cooking!

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